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Ramona, Fridtjof Nansensgate 28 (tel. 75-13-40-00), in the Hotel Meyergården, is the only genuinely viable nightclub and dance club in town. Because of the lack of competitors and a floor space that sprawls over an area that's bigger than the ground floors of many of the region's department stores, it promotes itself as the largest nightclub in north Norway. The space, set within an ugly commercial building in the heart of town, is subdivided by banquettes and arrangements of seating areas, into three "regions," painted in tones of pink or yellow. There are bars scattered strategically throughout and a clientele whose age and priorities change according to whichever night of the week you happen to arrive. According to popular hipster wisdom, Thursday nights attract the student crowd, with a lot of 18-year-olds wearing various forms of punk-inspired clothing. Saturday is for an older, recently-divorced-and-somewhat-embittered-but-still-hoping-for-an-active-dating-and-sex-life crowd. Friday is the let-down-your-guard and be-sure-not-to-drive-your-own-car-home-because-you've-been-drinking crowd. The place is open every Tuesday to Saturday 10pm to 3am, charging an entrance fee of NOK85 ($17/£8.50) per person.

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